Peachtree City

PTC looks to plug hole in employee drug screenings

Peachtree City Police Chief H.C. "Skip" Clark.

Peachtree City does not have a city-wide program for pre-employment and random drug testing, but that may change soon. Read More»

Crabapple Science Olympiad team takes second

Crabapple Science Olympiad team takes second

The Crabapple Lane Cardinal's Science Olympiad team went to county competition March 19 and came home with a strong second place finish. The team consisted of 27 members from 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. Each student that competed earned at least one award for placing in the top six. Events in the Olympiad included water rockets, mystery architect, and crime busters. The Cardinals will now prepare to go to state competition in May. The team is coached by fifth grade teacher Pat Costa. Photo/Special.

Mr. and Miss McIntosh crowned

Caitlin Burk- Miss McIntosh 2011 and Nathan Pearson- Mr. McIntosh 2011. Photo/Special

McIntosh High School held its second annual scholarship competition on Mar. 16 and 18 at McIntosh High School.  Contestants represented a wide variety of clubs, organizations, and teams from the high school.  Students won a range of $500 - $1,500 in scholarship money. The students were scored on interviews with a panel of judges, talent in front of a live audience, grades, evening wear, and a 30 second final question.

Winners were as follows:

2nd Runner Up Mr McIntosh - Robert Rodriguez

1st Runner up Mr McIntosh - Jonathan Campbell

Mr McIntosh 2011 - Nathan Pearson Read More»

PTC Mayor’s wife: My opinion is mine, not his

The wife of Peachtree City Mayor Don Haddix is now defending a comment she made that she hoped the city’s new economic development director’s stay here is “short-lived.”

In a letter to the editor, Cathy Haddix insists that her comments, shared with Economic Development Coordinator Joey Grisham at the recent grand opening of The Fresh Market grocery store, represent her viewpoint and not that of her husband. Read More»

UPDATE: ‘Constituency concerns’ number 1 on new city manager's priority list

At the direction of new Peachtree City Manager Jim Pennington, this year's City Council retreat focused on more forward-thinking. Photo/John Munford.

UPDATED for print 03-26-11 — In his first major task as Peachtree City’s new city manager, Jim Pennington spent a good bit of time sharing his vision for setting goals and objectives for the city at the City Council retreat Friday.

The plan can be as simple as a list, or as complex as a thick “document,” Pennington said.

But one of the most important things is for the goals of that plan to be driven by the wishes of constituents, Pennington said. Read More»

PTC Council will 'consider' sale of city street to developer for 54W retail center

UPDATED for print version 03-23-11 — The Peachtree City Council has agreed to consider selling Line Creek Court to Trinity Development to make way for a 134,000-square-foot shopping center at the southwest intersection of Ga. Highway 54 and Planterra Way. At a workshop meeting Monday night, it was made clear that council was not committing to such a deal at this time. Read More»

Natarajan is a Regional STAR

McIntosh High School senior Brahma Natarajan is shinning brightly these days, she has been named the 2011 STAR winner for Region 3B.

The Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) program honors Georgia's outstanding high school seniors and the teachers who have been most instrumental in their academic development. During the past 53 years, the STAR Program has honored more than 22,000 high school seniors. Read More»

Mayor’s wife: ‘My turn’ for facts, perspectives missing from Page 1 story

I am Cathy Haddix and it is my turn. Time to give a lot of facts missing from the blogs and newspaper.

I had what I thought was a private conversation with Joey Grisham, the new development coordinator, at the opening of Fresh Market. As a private citizen it surprised me as to how noteworthy it has become. Read More»

PTC’s aesthetic war lost long ago

I really am getting too old for this and have not written in a long while; but the plaque in my arteries was loosened a bit when I read the article about limiting “walking signs.”

The major reason, it would appear, is it is not in keeping with the aesthetic values of our city.

First of all, the aesthetic values of our city were compromised when some individuals decided to rent out their homes and then not come by, oh, maybe once a year, to see if the yard was being kept up, there were not 40 people living in the house and the spare tires were moved from the front yard periodically. Read More»

Tea Party takes over GOP? Not hardly

I would like to take issue with the headline in the March 16 issue of The Citizen which states, “Tea Party takes over Fayette GOP.”

At our recent county convention we elected a slate of s17 officers, nine of whom have served on previous Fayette County Republican Party executive boards.

Some of our newly elected officers have recently become involved with the FCRP, but have been very active in our county through other organizations: i.e., the Fayette Local Issues Tea Party and the Fayette/Coweta 9-12 Association. Read More»